Obama speech sickening
Editor, The Transcript: I’ve been fighting within myself over a need to write a letter about President Obama and his speech before Planned Parenthood....
Many reasons to avoid cut to income tax
Editor, The Transcript: Last week media sources announced the governor and legislative leadership had reached an agreement on a cut in the state income tax starting in 2015. Please contact your representative, senator, President Pro Tem ...
U.S. leaders need to meet in the middle
Editor, The Transcript: Congressmen: Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn: There is no greater danger to our republic and to the survival of democracy around the world than political extremism, the vulgar disproportionate ...
High-density housing will occur in Norman someday
Editor, The Transcript: High-density housing: Yes, high-density housing that makes economic sense to an entrepreneur will occur with this city council or the next or the next. When demand for vertical housing is great enough, an ...
County budget board should keep funding youth shelter
Editor, The Transcript: This week Norman citizens became aware of the Cleveland County Budget Board’s decision to cut funding for the Crossroads Youth and Family Shelter. Concerned citizens then contacted the commissioners to ask why the ...
Why elections matter locally as well as nationally
Editor, The Transcript: I have observed with growing dismay the decision orchestrated by Cleveland County commissioners to delete all funding for the Crossroads Emergency Youth Shelter. The amount struck during their budgeting decisions ...
Repelling false sympathy
Editor, The Transcript: Always tickles me to read of a Dem requesting a Kumbaya moment in political debate. You know what I mean: poor Obama or Pelosi or Reid, etc., especially when these same people seem to have forgotten the filth they ...
Pipeline stands opposed
Editor, The Transcript: On Thursday, April 18, in Grand Island, Neb., the U.S. State Department had its last public comment hearing before making a recommendation to President Obama concerning permitting of the Keystone XL pipeline....
Political fear trumping safety in gun control debate
Editor, The Transcript: Just four months after the massacre of elementary school children and teachers at Newtown, Connecticut, it appears the most modest of all gun control measures is now dead— the victim of a minority of uncourageous ...
More arts organizations deserving of press
Editor, The Transcript: I am writing to urge you and your staff to examine your policy with respect to press coverage for organizations that perform classical music in Norman. I refer particularly to two groups of professional musicians, ...
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